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Industry Watch—January 2016

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the January 2016 issue of Packaging World.

Companies
QComp Technologies, Inc. was selected as an authorized integrator of ABB Robotics’
new YuMi collaborative robot.

Fabri-Kal Corp. opened a 100,000 sq-ft manufacturing facility in Burley, ID.

Mondi Group signed an agreement for the acquisition of 95% of the outstanding share capital in KSP, Co. and related interests.

KLW Plastics celebrated its 10th Anniversary.

Charter NEX Films, Inc. completed the acquisition of Optimum Plastics, Inc.

Laetus was acquired by Danaher. Alex Lever was appointed Managing Director, Laetus.

Beckhoff Automation opened a regional sales and support office in San Jose, CA.

ABB Robotics was awarded accreditation status for its robotics training courses by IACET.

Romaco acquired Sweden-based Medipac AB.

Constantia Flexibles Group acquired Australia-based Pemara Labels Group.

Gebo Cermex and BA Systémes signed a global strategic agreement where both companies will be able to offer worldwide global intralogistics solutions with local support to their customers.

Omron Automation and Safety moved its Canadian headquarters to Scarborough, Ontario.

People
Michael Brown was named Executive Vice President of North America for Weber Packaging Solutions.

Gus Papageorge was appointed Senior Project Manager, North American service team for tna.

Scott Shepard joined Delkor Systems, Inc. as Northeast U.S. and Eastern Canada Sales Manager.

Pierre-Henri Bruchon was appointed Head of the Pharma Div., Constantia Flexibles Group.

Mark Collins was appointed Director of Engineering for Lenze Americas.

Karsten Kejlhof was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mocon’s package testing and permeation businesses.

Kevin Stevens was named President & Managing Director-U.S. for Bilcare Research AG.

Brother Gearmotors added two Regional Sales Managers: William Miicke, Northeastern Region and Larry Thomas, Midwestern Region.

Stuart White was hired as Business Development Leader-Healthcare Packaging South U.S.
for Multisorb Technologies.

Guido Schuermann joined ITW Dynatec as Market Manager for the C&L/PA segment in
the EMEA region.

Achievements
The Association for Dressing and Sauces awarded Unilever its 2015 Package of the Year for its Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Squeeze Bottle. Unilever designated Enercon as its supporting Vendor of the Year due to the application expertise Enercon supplied to create the closure used for the bottle.

Clysar, LLC awarded Harder Corp. its 2015 Distributor of the Year award.

In Memorium
John Murphy, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Package Development Co., Inc.,
passed away on November 15.

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